NY To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination

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NY To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination

On August 3, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that NYC will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Proof of vaccinations will be necessary for indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment.


“Key To NYC Pass”

The first in the nation approach, called the “Key to NYC Pass” will apply to workers and customers in those indoor spaces.

In a press conference, De Blasio said, “The key to New York City. When you hear those words, I want you to imagine the

notion that because someone is vaccinated, they can do all the amazing things that are available in New York City,

“This is a miraculous place, literally full of wonders, and if you’re vaccinated, all that’s gonna open up to you. You’ll have the

key, you can open the door.”

NY Health Officials Taking Precautions To Prevent Another Outbreak

At the beginning of the pandemic, New York dominated the disease as hospital beds flooded and doctors were short of


With restrictions now lifting, health officials are trying to prevent another wave by urging residents to get vaccinated.

The city currently boasts a 66% vaccination rate for adults.

De Blasio hopes that the new mandate will encourage more New Yorkers to get vaccinated and fully “participate” in all city

life has to offer.

The policy will be phased in over the coming weeks. Vaccinations are not required to eat outdoors but those

Those who want to attend indoor venues and events must download the city’s app or carry their paper vaccination card with them.

The final details will be announced and implemented during the week of August 16, with full enforcement by mid-


Upping The Stakes On Requirements

New York City is also requiring all municipal workers to be vaccinated by the start of school on September 13 or face weekly

testing and all new employees must provide proof of vaccination.




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